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How’s your day so far? 🙂 • Today is my last day of work after two months of pretty much going nonstop. I cannot even express how much I’m looking forward to having a bit more time to re-prioritize, regain my focus and actually focus on all these massive changes that are currently underway in my life, but shhh... 🤫😄 the time will come to share these 😏😄 • • • • • • • • • #ipadnotes #studynotes #iPad #studysession #notes #studentlife #studymotivation #studentlife #collegelife #uni #university #goodnotes #goodnotesapp #student #history #handwritten #studyspo #applepencil #studygram #lecturenotes #education #notestagram #politics #applepencilnotes #americanrevolution
Jacques Donatien Le Ray de Chaumont, perhaps unknown to most Americans, was a pivotal figure in the creation of the United States. He was one of the richest men in the world in 1776 when a rebellion in the American colonies presented the French with an opportunity for revenge against their main rival for global supremacy, Britain. The American cause however was extremely dangerous for France. While the French would have loved nothing more than to humiliate and weaken the British, the French were an even more absolutist monarchy than Britain was. Should the Americans succeed, the ideas of democracy and liberty could easily imperil the Bourbon dynasty’s rule in France. (Indeed it would extinguish them) Here came Le Ray’s position. While the French monarchy would not recognize the American delegation, Le Ray as a private citizen could act as the go between and host of the Americans. It was Le Ray’s money that paid for Benjamin Franklin’s stay in France. Le Ray was a strange man for his time, for despite being one of the richest and most privileged human beings on the planet, the American cause of equality and liberty were ones he believed deeply in. He spends enormous sums of his own money to support the American cause, becoming at one point a larger financier of George Washington’s army than the continental congress. Without his financial and political support it’s unlikely that the American Revolution could have succeeded, as it was the French fleet that eventually trapped the British at Yorktown. After the war he commissioned a portrait of his good friend Benjamin Franklin, which today maybe one of the most used pieces of artwork in the world, as it is one that adorns the $100 bill. Le Ray’s support for the American Revolution would in the end ruin him and the French monarchy. The danger of the ideas of the American Revolution to the French monarchy became brutally apparent when during the French Revolution the King was decapitated by a mob. The final indignation came for the now bankrupted Le Ray when the Revolutionary Government confiscated his chateau.
Walking to and from my office in downtown Boston (Massachusetts) is like my own little mini-vacation. I get to walk by several important buildings linked to America’s Revolutionary War, including this one. Faneuil Hall is a U.S. National Historic Landmark named for Peter Faneuil, one of Boston’s wealthiest merchants who proposed in 1740 to fund the construction of a permanent central marketplace. He added a second floor that could serve as a meeting hall. Faneuil Hall quickly became the home of the town government and a primary place for public ceremonies and gatherings. It was here that Samuel Adams and the Sons of Liberty aired their grievances about the English King and Parliament’s mistreatment of the colonies. Beginning in 1764, protests were held here against the Sugar Act, the Stamp Act, taxation without representation, the Townshend Acts, the occupation of the Red Coats, and the Tea Act. The seeds of the revolution that led to the creation of this independent nation were planted in this very building. In the centuries that followed, Faneuil Hall has remained an important civic building. Famous orator Daniel Webster delivered a eulogy here for Presidents John Adams and Thomas Jefferson — who both died on July 4, 1826. Presidential hopefuls Ted Kennedy and John Kerry chose this site to make important speeches regarding their candidacy. And ... I was sworn in as a new lawyer here. Oh how I love this city’s history! 🇺🇸🥁❤️ . . . #boston #bostonmass #bostonyouremyhome #faneuilhall #faneuilhallmarketplace #colonialhistory #revolutionarywar #americanrevolution #americanhistory #🇺🇸 #cradleofliberty #beantown #meetingplace #historynerd #patriots #protest #samueladams #sonsofliberty #historyphoto #architecturelovers #architecturephotography #travelphotography #travelblogger #travelbloggers #travels #travel #melissastravelsnearandfar
Truth, Justice, and the American Way! Saving your ⭐⭐⭐ since 1776! 🇺🇲🇺🇸🌍 Welcome to Rebel Spirit '76, patriotic designs! The #AMERICANWAY tee is for sale to any and all in the USA! $25 + free shipping. Message for details! Tell us what you think in the comments! #america #patriot #1776 #trump #draintheswamp #republican #democrat #tshirts #electionday #americanrevolution #rebelspirit #maga #constitution #constitutionparty #freedom #savingyourass #lockherup
im just going to leave this here. do whatever gets you through the hurricane and do it proudly. writing is what got me through. we prevail in our hardships through our passions. i have many times found myself writing because i truly needed it to survive.-💪🏽 ———————————————— #hamilton #hamiltonmusical #hamiltonfans #hamiltonthemusical #alex #alexanderhamilton #musical #america #americanrevolution #lafeyette #heartbroken #aaronburr #love #hurculesmulligan #live #angelica #peggy #schuylersisters #musical #themusical #linmanuelmiranda #broadway #nyc #london #newyork #hamiltonbroadway #hamiltonfandom #hamiltonfans #hamiltonedits
Did you know that @burnleyandtrowbridge , a leader in historic fabric and notions, offers many sewing workshops? They even offer different levels based on beginner, intermediate and advanced sewing skills! If you’re new to the hobby or trying to perfect your kit these skill building weekends are wonderful! https://www.burnleyandtrowbridge.com/thehistoricfashionworkshopseries.aspx #strength #followers #sewing #project #historicalfashion #workshop #americanrevolution #revolutionarywar #reenacting #hobbies
Good day exploring #Exeter and #Portsmouth . American Independence museum was fascinating insight into the part New Hampshire played in the revolution. #newhampshire #visitNH #americanrevolution #history
"Chimney corner patriots abound; mentality, corruption, prostitution of office for selfish ends, abuse of trust, perversion of funds from a national to a private use, and speculations upon the necessities of the times pervade all interests." - George Washington, 1776 - - - Like any other army, there were weaknesses in the colonists during the American Revolution. Here in this quote, Washington spits out some of the things he dislikes. During the majority, colonists were not united and very disorganized, which almost led to their downfall and gaining no independence. - - - - - - #worldhistory #history #historia #geschichte #education #apeh #apeuro #apush #americanhistory #ushistory #america #usa #nativeamericans #georgewashington #revolution #americanrevolution #roadtoindependence #war #warfare #military #army #soldiers #quote #quoteoftheday #writing #writingcommunity
On this day in 1777, the Liberty Bell was moved to the Zion Reform Church in Allentown, PA for safekeeping British occupation in Philadelphia.⠀ ⠀ This story hits home for us at Liberty & Co., since the bell was transported with the help of Frederick Leaser, who lived in nearby Lynn Township.⠀ ⠀ #OTD #LibertyBell #AmericanRevolution #RevolutionaryWar #Huzzah
Back to the drawing board for my Iroquois part of a series of studies for Eastern Woodlands lndians #sketch #nativeamerican #ethnography #iroquois #seneca #mohawk #americanhistory #americanrevolution #nationalgeographic #smithonianinstitution #smithonian
Left - English civil war style armor, right - British American revolutionary era officer uniform. #englishcivilwar #redcoat #americanhistory #history #war #warfare #battle #americanrevolution #armor #uniform
On the eve of the Battle of Princeton Annis Boudinot Stockton hastened over to Whig Hall to fetch important documents and save them from the oncoming British! Just one of the things we will talk about on this weekend's walking tour hosted by @Morvenmuseum . . Join us this Saturday, September 22 at 1:00 p.m. on our "Stockton Family Landmark Walk" where we will explore the Mercer Hill neighborhood and talk about Princeton's history and what role the Stockton family played . . This image of Whig Hall is from our book "Discovering Princeton" - link in profile
Looking east across Delancey Street towards the Williamsburg Bridge, 1907. The Delancey family was once one of the city's most powerful families. Stephen Delancey, a French Huguenot, came to the city in 1686 and became an incredibly successful merchant. In 1719, he built a stately brick home at the corner of Broad and Pearl Streets. In 1762, this became the Queen's Head Tavern, which was later operated by Samuel Fraunces as #FrauncesTavern . The Delanceys owned a considerable amount of land to the north of the city, with a summer residence located near the #Bowery and Delancey Street. In the 1760s, the family laid out streets on the 300 acre farm, centered around a large square modeled on the private parks in #London (it was bound by Eldridge, Broome, Essex, and Hester Streets). Several of the streets were opened, but the square was not built, as plans for development were interrupted by the #AmericanRevolution . Most of the Delanceys were staunch Loyalists. James and Oliver Delancey equipped and lead a group of Torys, known as the Delancey Brigade, who primarily guarded Long Island and occasionally launched raids into New England. Following the war, the family fled the city, and their vast estate was confiscated and sold piece by piece. The eastern part of the farm bordering the river was soon covered in #docks and warehouses, but the western side became a fashionable residential district, attracting the well-to-do through the 1850s. After the #CivilWar , the grand mansions gave way to rows of #tenements . By the turn of the 20th Century, the #LowerEastSide was one of the most crowded areas in the world, with more than a half a million people per square mile. The Williamsburg Bridge opened in 1903, and #subway service began in 1904. The kiosks in the foreground provided access to the underground Essex Street #trolley terminal. Trolleys ran over the bridge until 1948, when they were replaced with bus service #NYC #DelanceyStreet #WilliamsburgBridge #traffic #commute #transit #history #NYChistory #DiscoveringNYC
Ok...so what’s the over-under on my late fee this time?📚💸 Anyone else find this supposedly “easy” task often impossible? #howhardcanreturningbooksbe #apparentlyextremelyinthishouse #theyarebuildingawholenewwinginourhonor 🤦‍♀️🤷🏼‍♀️
His Excellency General Washington circa 1778. #georgewashington #historicalcostuming #americanrevolution
Experience the 18th century with all five senses at our 18th Century Market Fair, coming up October 27 & 28! Step back into the year 1778 with George Rogers Clark's own Illinois Regiment of Virginia, and savor the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes of Revolutionary life. Saturday, October 27 & Sunday, October 28, 10:00 am - 4:30 pm daily. Admission $8 adults, $4 children. #kyhistory #locustgrove #louisvilleky #18thcentury #marketfair #americanrevolution #historicsite
J-J Le livre Time’s Convert de @debharkness vient de paraître! 🎉🎉🎉 C’est parti pour l’histoire de Marcus dans la Révolution Américaine au 18e Siècle, de Phoebe en tant que vampire et du scion Clermont-Bishop 😉😊 Bonne Lecture à vous! PS: La traduction française est annoncé pour 2019 😉🙌 #adiscoveryofwitches #adow #booklover #bookstagram #deborahharkness #bookaddict #timesconvert #marcuswhitmore #adiscoveryofwitchestv #matthewclermont #dianabishop #americanrevolution #history #loveit #excited #amazing #mustread #allsoulstrilogy #bonnelecture #livreaddict #livre
Fired up at the Capitol today. Sprinting through 800 years of law, justice, and society/ The evolution of the revolution/The Great American Rebranding in 30 minutes or less. From Magna Carta, to the chair you’re sitting in now, nothing happens in a vacuum. Let’s explore, ask questions, re-examine what we think we know. Come join me for messy stories of selfish/selfless people making selfish/selfless choices. It’s a mess, but it’s our mess. Do something about it. Know the whole story; tell the whole story. #livinghistory , #livingthedream . . . #museumlife #history #historical #learn #educate #educator #intersectional #knowthewholestory #tellthewholestory #americanrevolution #americanhistory #colonial #educator #historicalclothing #museumprofessional
......... In Boston, during a verbal dispute, an unarmed teenage boy was forcefully hit in the head with the butt of a rifle by local law enforcement. Word of the incident spread quickly and a large number of locals gathered in the street where the incident had happened to protest almost immediately. As the crowd grew, angry protesters shouted slogans; some business owners, fearing property damage, shut their doors. The local authorities called for uniformed backup; backup came, well armed. The assembly was deemed "unlawful," and the crowd was ordered to disperse. The protesters began to throw snowballs in response. "In response, multiple uniformed law enforcers fired on the crowd. The first protester to die was a black man and the authorities justified the shooting by claiming that they "feared for their lives. The year was 1770, the authorities were British soldiers, the protest would later be called the Boston Massacre, and the first protester killed in that conflict was Crispus Attucks, a black man considered by many to be a heroic American patriot and the first casualty of the American Revolution. If, while reading this story, you found yourself siding with the authorities and thinking that the protesters should have dispersed when ordered, and/or that the protesters armed with snowballs and sticks deserved to be met with deadly force by armed law enforcement, be aware that you chose the side of the tyrant King George III not the American patriots. And ponder that. #CrispusAttucks #Patriot #Revolution #Protest #Protesters #FirstAmendment #BlackLivesMatter #Tyrant #KingGeorge #OrangeMenace #BootLickers #History #Patriotic #AmericanRevolution #Solidarity #BostonMassacre Justice For #BothamJean
The Old South Meeting House building on the Boston Freedom Trail. #boston #bostonhistory #boston #bostonfreedomtrail #americanrevolution #americanrevolutionarywar #usa #atlanta
This might well have been the richest vein of the history tour. To think the course of world history changed right here with the beginnings of a new nation and a new means of governance beyond bloodline or bloodshed. Awe inspiring. 🇺🇸 #Philadelphia #Pennsylvania #USA #WorldTravels #Tourism #ABritAbroad #HistoryTour #AmericanRevolution #DeclarationOfIndependence #USConstitution #HouseAndSenate #BenjaminFranklin #IndependenceHall #ElfrethsAlley #LibertyBell
Laurens met some slightly annoyed horses in Williamsburg this weekend. . #colonialwilliamsburg #18thcentury #18thcenturycostuming #johnlaurens #horses #americanrevolution #uniform #costuming #cosplay
Study for an lroquois warrior, late 18th Century. I gave this one a British military jacket and a Brown Bess. Watercolor and pastels on coffee beans paper #nativeamerican #iroquois #americanhistory #americanrevolution #illustration #sketch #sketchbook #ohio #mohawk #iroquoisindianmuseum #longhouse #history #graphicdesign
Friends in Liberty is told through the eyes of 14-year-old High McDonald and his friend, Anne Taylor. Learn about North Carolina during the American Revolution based on McDonald’s actual journal that describes his experiences in the Continental Army. To view the film, follow the link in our bio and select Videos on Demand. • • • #northcarolina #nc #museum #history #beyondtheexhibits #gobeyond #friendsinliberty #americanrevolution #hughmcdonald #continentalarmy #herecomesthegeneral #film #ondemand #freeresource #education #educators #teachers #teachersofinstagram #historyteacher #socialstudies
The statues of Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson at masonic temple 🤔🤔🤔 i wonder what secrets hide underground A-little secret about me I’m a American history nerd anything about the making of the United States of America or wars involved I have a huge interest for 🤓 #history #americanhistory #socialstudies #freemason #knighttemplar #philadelphia #latemodernperiod #americanrevolution
I think I need to live on the east coast. Philly was high key one of my highlights of the summer! Visiting the Betsy Ross house was spur of the moment, but I’m SO glad we did! I STILL haven’t downloaded all the pictures off my camera so when I do, I will post more of the interior and exterior of the house itself! 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 Jumpsuit @ruthiejanesboutique 💙 . . . #followmetohistory #betsyross #betsyrosshouse #philly #philadelphia #historymajor #history #americanrevolution #ruthiejanesboutique #takemeback #historynerd #pennsylvania
Loving our American Revolution playlist! As we progress in our unit try to come up with more songs to help you connect! #musicintheclassroom #americanrevolution #historyrules
Immerse yourself in the history of the America Revolution on the @amrevpodcast —it’s Podbean’s Podcast Of The Week! ⭐️🎙⭐️🎙⭐️🎙 #podcastoftheweek #podbeanfamily #podbeanpodcast #podcast #historypodcasts #americanhistory #americanrevolution #history #historyfacts
7 Days & 7 Ways - Day 2: The Colonial Look! Shop our 30% off Drawstring Skirt sale and add a Dormeuse Cap and a Drawstring Apron to make a Colonial era outfit any 18th century reenactor would be proud of. Make a trip to Colonial Williamsburg truly epic! #americanrevolution #colonial #drawstringskirt #historicalskirt #historicalclothing #gatheringofgoods #autumnsale #colonialwilliamsburg #18thcentury #18thcenturyfashion
There’s so much tea in my cupboard, I could probably march to Galveston and dump it all into the bay! 😂 • #galvestonteaparty #americanrevolution #bostonteaparty #1770s #americanhistory #hist1301 #hcc #eagles #texas #galvestonbay #historyjokes
The boys and I are on a history road trip while @TravleingMelMT is on a press tour in NY. We stopped in at Monticello on a rainy afternoon to learn about Jefferson’s architectural masterpiece. We took a tour of the interior and wandered around the grounds before the rain really hit. The boys loved trying to come up with ways to improve on the gardens. I pondered the paradoxes of Jefferson’s zealous pursuit of liberty and willingness to own human beings. . We’d started our museum tour a week or so ago at the Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati learning about the horrors of slavery and we’d spent the day before at Gettysburg. We are getting constant reminders of some of the inhumanity of our national history…and I’m glad. For centuries, we’ve glossed over this national stain on our history. I want our boys to look it squarely in the face so they can begin to understand the price others have had to pay for our own freedom. It’s harsh but it’s true. . At the same time, I don’t want them to lose track of the wonderful ideals expressed in the Declaration of Independence even if we haven’t reached them yet. It’s one of the strengths of our system and country that we continue to strive for a more perfect union, for a fuller and more considered understanding of “all men are created equal..” . . . . . #monticello #americanhistory #thomasjefferson #virginiaisforlovers #LoveVA #worldschool #homeschool #familytravel #travelwithkids #Virginia #ushistory #historylovers #president #palladian #colonial #americanrevolution #architecture #foundingfather @tjmonticello #charlottesville  #charlottesvilleva #olddominion
🎤 But every song's like gold teeth, Grey Goose, trippin' in the bathroom. Bloodstains, ball gowns, trashin' the hotel room. We don't care, we're driving Cadillacs in our dreams... #ConstitutionDay
We've added a few new additions to our product line. New to the lineup are three 100% cotton low-fitted ball caps with OIF, OEF and Bell & Bayonets embroidery designs. Great with your t-shirts of the same design! https://homeofthefreeclothing.com/collections/headgear #homeofthefreeclothing #hotfc #veteranowned #operationiraqifreedom #oif #iraq #operationenduringfreedom #oef #afghanistan #bellandbayonets #libertybell #bayonets #americanrevolution
All gave some, some gave all. It was on this hill just north of #Boston where Americans fought and defended their homeland in the first pitched battle of the revolutionary war. On June 17, 1775, ordinary men banded together against a larger, better trained, better equipped British military force. Though they would lose the day, their valor and bravery still inspires Americans to defend the liberties they died here fighting for. #bunkerhill #freedomtrail #npsboston #liberty #monument #ushistory #americanrevolution #freedom
Today I was surprised to learn that I won a teacher supply gift!! The lady wanted to take my picture in the office but I made her come see my classroom since she is from Fort Hood and would appreciate all the new decor😂😂😂 #lovemyclassroom #historyteacher #socialstudiesteacher #americanrevolution #americanhistory
Beekman Arms will look a bit more open over the next 100 years. Two large sick maple trees were taken down earlier today, exposing a more regal looking entry way into the Beek. Historical the ‘front yard’ was a large grassy area where local residents would meet and local officials would address the crowd. Perhaps the argument that began inside at The Tavern between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, moved outside onto this very lawn! A bit of history from @destinationrhinebeck
Took the Swedes to some very important places for the United States. Minuteman National Park, Battle Road and the Old North Bridge; the site famous for the “Shot heard around the world.” And we had some fun in the parks with crazy “uncle who!” #unitedstates #knowyourhistory #oldnorthbridge #battleroad #minutemannationalpark #americanrevolution
And so the countdown begins...Treason! opens on September 28th to tell the story of the love triangle that changed the course of the American Revolution. See you soon! Firehouse.org has those tickets . . . #treason #originalmusical #musical #americanhistory #americanrevolution #warhistory #actor #actorslife #newburyport #newburyportma #nbpt #firehouse #myfirehouse @newburyportactorsstudio
Lafayette in Louisville: An Evening with Sarah Vowell is THIS FRIDAY, September 21! Raise a glass to freedom during an event that celebrates Lafayette's teenaged shenanigans and his 1825 victory lap through the United States. Tickets are $45/$40 for students and are available at www.locustgrove.org/lafayette or through the link in our profile. #lafayetteinlouisville #sarahvowell #kyhistory #louisvilleky #louisvillelove #americanrevolution #americanhistory #marquisdelafayette
Spent the weekend with a great group of living historians doing what matters ... quality, truthful education and interpretation. @nationalparkservice #saratogany #history #americanrevolution #education
The US Constitution was signed 231 years ago today, September 17, 1787. Happy birthday to our system of government! We visited the location of the signing, Independence Hall in Philadelphia during the spring of 2016. Any student of US History, or fans of Hamilton, know the signing of this document was a hard fought battle to balance the needs of the states with the need for a central government. We are certainly grateful for the end result! Philadelphia is full of so much American History, and we felt honored to walk where our Founding Fathers once walked. We were lucky enough to tour the city with our good friend who is brilliant and added a lot of historic detail to our visit. She also takes pretty killer jumping photos, as you can tell from this picture. If you find yourself in Philadelphia, we highly suggest a tour of this beautiful building and the surrounding areas. And, if you didn’t bring your own tour guide like we did, be sure to ask questions of the many docents you will encounter. They are full of lots of information! Anyone else out there a student of history? #independencehall #philadelphiagram #philadelphia #philly #america #americanrevolution #usconstitution #history #america #discoveramerica #ushistory #touristynerds #visitphilly #exporemore #tafriends2018 #neverstopexploring #exporeamerica #travemyusa #viewfromthestates #americanviews #pennsylvania #wethepeople #usa #philadelphialovers #hamilton #latergram #rltphilly #philadelphiarfreedom #historicphilly #adventureseeker
Spent my Sunday exploring Minute Man National Park and learning some of the history that took place on April 19,1775. The 6 mile hike was a nice workout as well!
This afternoon we stopped by the Old State House to see a play presented by our organizational member, the Bostonian Society. Cato & Dolly is a 20 minute drama about the life behind the door of the most famous house in Revolutionary Boston. (Check it out now through September 29!) In addition to that famous signature, the Hancocks were the richest merchants in Boston. Their home was built in 1737 and torn down in 1863. According to the exhibition, which features additional artifacts original to the house, "While the Hancock House no longer stands, its loss inspired the preservation movement and led directly to the preservation of the Old State House." The door knocker pictured here was separated from the door at the house's demolition and later owned by physician and poet, Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Swipe to see photos from the play, the original Hancock house, and the Old State House as it stands today. (Photos by Justin Knight and Nile Hawver/Nile Scott Shots.) #CatoandDolly #oldstatehouse #bostonhistory #historicpreservation #Bostonevents #doors #ushistory #freedomtrailboston #americanrevolution #slavery #artifacts #JohnHancock #constitutionday
Sarah Livingston Jay, wife of John Jay, accompanied her husband on his diplomatic trips to Spain and France during the Revolutionary War. She perfected French etiquette and was so beautiful that she was once mistaken for Marie Antionette at the Paris Opera. #motivationalmonday #womenshistory #americanrevolution
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